Violence in Chicago: 38 shots, 6 fatally, in Memorial Day weekend shootings across the city, police say

CHICAGO — At least 38 have been shot, including six fatally, over Memorial Day weekend across Chicago since Friday night, police say.

Police said two people, a man and a woman, were shot Monday morning in River North, near West Chicago Avenue and North Orleans Street. It appears the woman was shot in the leg and the man appears to have been shot in the back. Both victims were transported to Northwestern Hospital. They were in an alley when they were shot at around 2am on Monday.

A man was shot during an attempted robbery and a woman was shot minutes apart early Monday on the south side. The man, 32, was outside in the 5000 block of South Martin Luther King Drive just after midnight when he was approached by an armed suspect who demanded his bag, Chicago police said . He refused to return his bag and was shot in the thigh, officials said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition, police said. Around the same time, less than half a mile away, a 40-year-old woman was driving down the 5100 block of South Prairie Avenue when someone in a moving car opened fire, police said . She was taken to the same hospital in critical condition with two gunshot wounds to the head, officials said. No one from either incident was in custody.

SUNDAY

Neighbors watched on Sunday evening as dozens of police and SWAT officers worked at the scene where a man was killed and five others – including the suspect – were injured in a shooting at West Humboldt Park. A gunman opened fire in the 4400 block of West Walton Street around 10:30 p.m., Chicago police said. The suspect barricaded himself inside a building for at least 90 minutes as SWAT officers and negotiators responded to the scene. A 69-year-old man was shot in the arm and chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, officials said. A second man, 45, was shot in the chest and foot, officials said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. A 25-year-old man was taken to Mount Sinai in serious condition with a gunshot wound to his leg, according to initial reports. A fourth man, 27, was shot in the buttocks and taken to West Suburban Hospital, where he was in good condition, officials said. The suspect, a 23-year-old man, was shot in the foot, police said. He was taken to Masonic Medical Center in Illinois in good condition, officials said. Officers did not fire any shots and believed the incident was domestic. One person was in custody.

A 16-year-old girl was among five people seriously injured in a shootout after a fight broke out on Sunday morning in Lawndale on the West Side. The group of five, ages 16 to 33, were on the sidewalk in the 800 block of South Karlov Avenue around 1:30 a.m. when a fight broke out and shots were fired, police said from Chicago. The teenager was shot in the back, a man and a woman, both 21, were shot in the left arm and a 33-year-old man was shot in the face, officials said . They were all taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said. A second 21-year-old man was shot in the left side of the body and taken to Stroger Hospital, also in serious condition. No one was in custody.

A man was killed in a Sunday morning shooting in West Garfield Park. The 33-year-old was driving around 6:40 a.m. in the 4200 block of West Madison Street when someone opened fire, Chicago police said. He was struck on the left side of his body but continued driving and moments later his sedan slammed into a median, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. He has not yet been identified. There was no one in custody.
A man was shot dead early Sunday morning in Englewood, on the South Side. The man, whose age was unknown, was on a sidewalk in the 5700 block of South Carpenter Street when someone opened fire, hitting him in the head and body, Chicago police said. Authorities pronounced him dead at the scene. No one was in custody.

Late Sunday evening, a 20-year-old woman was seriously injured in River North while sitting in a parked car with a man in the 500 block of West Erie Street around 10:00 p.m. Police said four people approached them and one of the suspects rammed the vehicle, punching the man in the face. As the suspects walked away, one of them pulled out a gun and started shooting. The woman was struck in the back and taken to Northwestern Hospital in serious condition. The man was not shot and is expected to be fine.

A man was in custody after another man was shot and seriously injured on Sunday night during an argument in Logan Square in the North West. The 37-year-old was arguing with a 39-year-old suspect in the 1800 block of North Kimball Avenue around 10:30 p.m. when the older man opened fire, hitting the younger man in the eye, police said from Chicago. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, officials said. A weapon was recovered at the scene.

One person was injured in a shooting Sunday night on the Dan Ryan Freeway at 71st Street, according to Illinois State Police. Troops responding to the shooting found a shot person on the inbound lanes around 10:45 p.m., state police said. The person was taken to an area hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening, officials said. No other information was immediately available. State police have asked anyone who witnessed the shooting or has knowledge of the incident to contact authorities by phone at 847-294-4400. Cookies can remain anonymous.

Two people were injured in a shooting Saturday night in Little Village on the West Side. A woman and a man, ages 27 and 25, were in a car in the 2900 block of West 31st Street around 11:45 p.m. when someone opened fire, Chicago police said. The man was hit in the right arm and left leg, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was reportedly in fair condition, officials said. The woman was scratched on her finger and refused to receive medical treatment, police said. No one was in custody.

SATURDAY

Two men died after shooting themselves Saturday night in Englewood on the South Side, Chicago police say. The shooting happened around 5 p.m. in the 5500 block of South Bishop Street when each man pointed a gun at the other and opened fire, police said. Both were hit by bullets and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified one of the men as 29-year-old Derrick Washington. The other man, 38, has not yet been identified. Area detectives are investigating.

One person was killed in a shooting Saturday afternoon in Chicago Lawn in the southwest. At around 1:30 p.m., a man, whose age was unknown, was shot in the head in the 2400 block of West 63rd Street, Chicago police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was later pronounced dead, police said. He has not yet been identified. There was no one in custody.
Last weekend, one person was killed and 26 others injured in shootings across the city.

ABC7 Chicago contributed to this report.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2022.)

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